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TIPPED A WINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
TIPPED A WINNER. ? A deoply religious and benevolent | old lady has had a rather startling j experience. The other day her com-1 passion was aroused by u poorly- | clad and wretched-looking man whom she saw passing her ho«s«. Taking a half-sovereign from her purse she wrapped tho coin in a piece of paper, on which sho wrote the exhortation, "Never say die." When the maid delivered the gift to tho man ho thanked her, looked np at the house, and walked nway. Next day ho called nnd asked to see the mistress. The maid was a little dubious. "It's tho poor man you gavo tho half-sovereign to, ma'am, and ho won't tell me whnt he wnnts." "Is ho sober ?" nskod the lady. "Yes, ma'am." "Then show him in." When tho man entered tho draw ing-room ho promptly placed . fivo pounds on the table, remarking, "Thoro you nre, lady. It won right enough at nino to one, and you was the only person in the ? road what backed it."
Courage Wanted There. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
Courage Wanted There. Professor Joksom, though a man of profound erudition, was esscn i Ually a sportsman, and, moreover, i a groat favourite among under graduates at the University of Ox bridge. One evening lie gave a dinner party, to which he invited a number of his youthful friends. Afterwards^ when the ball of reminiscence be gun to ijpll, he suddenly took down a magnificent sword which hung over the fireplace, and, bran dishing it above his head, exclaim ed : "Novcr shnll I forget the day when for the first timo I drew this trusty blade." The company immediately became alert, expecting one of the profes sor's thrilling, if somewhut funciful i stories. Then asked un awed I freshman : I "And where did you draw it, isir?" "Where did I draw it ?" said the professor. "Oh,-In a rafllc." The discussion between the two friends had become heated. "But any donkey cah see that," remarked one of thoin. "That's where you have the advautago/' was the other's polite rejoinder.
Won the Prize. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
Won the Prize. $ A boy named Jimmy went to school, and his twin brother Jacky went to4 work. An inspector visit ing the school sot three questions : "What is the weight of the*moon?" "What is tho depth of the sea ?" and "What am I thinking about?" After telling his brother Jacky, it was decided that Jacky should go to school and Jimmy to work. After telling them that ho would give the one who could answer the questions half-u-crown, he asked if anyone could give the answers. Jack (supposed to bo- Jimmy) put up his hand and said he could. _ "Well, my boy, what is the weight of the moon ?" "Four quarters, sir." "That's right, my lad; and what ! is the depth of the sea ?" "A stone's throw.'? I "That's right, my lad ; and what | am I thinking about ?" "You are thinking I am Jimmy, and I'm Jacky." He got tho half-crown.
CHAPTER VII. A MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
CHAPTER VII. A MEETING. PrW ," IT" °VCr' and Mr- Hcth h" 1 m r°tIr0(I t0 the library . Lrn rI,t°,®nft ovor thls strange hlra daughter had told W«fT 'mtl Said tlmt a woman named ! "''J?' at Mon"t H«u«, j ' J 'hcr tt daughter, whom she tenert AT ^ Cb"d had boes .."'Is- ' W? TarsaT(!t- »"&lt;! M«e was the ab- ! the^8! J'", WaB ifc pos3lIllf that:' there had bcon a mistake, and ware ' Joan and the child living ? If it was i so then Sabina wae not his lawful . 8bo' the daughter of a nobla- ! man, had boon living with him while his real wife was alive, and Patri.u was illegitimate. Was too awful to he true, and than M° U th°»eht man ,f them than himself; but very soon he rs mcmborml that he would bo liable bo d(fflPU?iSied f°r blsamy bo difficult to convince any one that ho had really believed Joan was 1 and Ilc cursed his own foolish ness In not having tried to discover where she was buried and see the certificate of hcr death. Insteadof doing that, lie had accepted the wo man a ...
PART 4. CHAPTER VI. HER NAME IS WEDMORE. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
PART ,4. CHAPTER! VI.. HER NAMH IS WBDMORE. "Dirt you know that another aunt has come to live with: us to take poor Aunt Elizabeth's place?" Jack Garvill asked, as he' and Patricia walked on. . i "No. Mother and. I were so sorry to hoar, of your aunt's death. Wo should have called to tell your father how grioved we wore, hut we were away at the timo," said Pat. "Your mother wrote a very kind letter. My father-and I have roisBtd Aunt Elizabeth very much, but it is better now that my. other aunt and cousin is with ub," Jack replied. "A cousin I IB he grown up?" Jack smiled. "My cousin is a girl. My aunt is my: mother's youngest sister ; she was loft a widow when sho was quite a girl. It is strange, but I had never seen her until Bhe camo to llvo with us. You see, my mother died when I ^aa a little lad, ami Aunt Elizabeth, my fathor'a Bister, came to us. It wasn't until alio died, and my father was wondering who would keep house lor ub, that he remembered my mother's sister. I think Bh...
THE FARM. THE INCOME-BEARING VALUE OF A SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
THE FA RBI THE INOOMB-BBARINO VALUE OF A BHEEP. To ascertain what a «heep will re turn annually to a .farmer 1b not an easy matter, for there are so many consideration* involved : The particu lar breed of ehoop used according to the class , of country and climate ; the price of wool and of mutton-;j proximity to market, etc. Wo have air kin-da of climato hero. Open and well sheltered country with a mild climate will show a high lambing Percentage, bnBhfelled farms and rough runs with a severer climate will return a les sened and cheaper type of wool in the former case, and a smaller lambing percentage in both cases. In somo provinces, again, quite a number of back-country graziers mak0 a special ity of rearing, store animals for sale' to the sheep fattening farmer of the richer land more adjacent to market'. On the top of^this there are good and bad soasonB, which may easily affect tbe returns. There may be said to be five kinds of sheep farming carricd on in New Zealand (1). The mi...
TO KILL PENNYROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
TO KILL PENNYROYAL. It is reported that a well-known Toko settler has introduced into hiH district an efficacious and Inexpen sive (jestroyer of penny-royai, a weed which, on account of its rapid spread ing habit, and the impossibility hithorto of eradicating it bj grub bing, pulling or other known means, has been a source of annoyance and loss to the settlers in many distriots.. The cure is Cooper's or Little's powder dip. The means of applica tion is simply to place, say, a third of a packet of the powdor in a sugar bag, fasten the bag at the end of a light pole six or eight feet in length and shake over the patches affected by the weed until the yellow tinge of tho powder is discernible upon the leaves. A single packet will cover a very considerable area, and a boy can do tbe work. In about a week tho plants are quite, brown &n&lt;l,wlthr~ nut liie. 193Ci.
SPEED UNDER SAIL. FAMOUS CLIPPER'S EXPLOITS. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
SPEED UNDER SAIL FAMOUS CL1PPE1VS EXPLOITS. One of the fastest sailing vessels in the world was tho full-rigged ship Rod Jacket, built by Uoacou George Thomas ol Rockland, Maine in 1859. Tho vessel was 23d feet long over all, 44 feet (> inches beam, and re gistered 2500 tons. Her foremast was SO foot long, mainmast 02 feet mizzenmnst 82. She was strongly built, with a white oak frame, and was handsomely finished, in board and outboard. In January 1851 tho Red Jacket sailed from Liverpool. There was great excitement over tho event on both sides of tho ocean, for the Hod Jackot was out for a record. At that time there ! Was also being built at Rockland tho clipper Live Yankee, by Horace Merriam, and this 1600-ton ship was launched shortly after tho Red Jacket. Hots were freely laid as to which of these two clippers would make the fastest time across the Atlantic and far heavier \yages upon the abil ity of the Red Jacket to beat exist ing records were made. A RECORD VOYAGE. ^ The be...
KLEPTOMANIA. STEALING FROM THE BIG STORES. REMARKABLE CASES. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 10 July 1914
KLEPTOMANIA. STEALING FROM THE BIG STORES. REMARKABLE CA3ES. , Recent eases have called attention to 'the prevalence of the stealing from shop counters which goes on among well-to-do and "rcspcctnblc" people. It is one of the most per plexing problems tvith which the ttmnagsment of a shop, especially of Iho largo store xvfth many de partments, lias to denl. What Iho 'financial value of the articles stolen -Amounts to in the course of tho year, no large establishment can say ,%wlth nny certainty ; but each of 'these hns on tho average roughly about one case of detected theft a day. At Christmas, when the tempta tion and the apparent chances of immunity from detection are greater oneshop has caught as many as 10 .. ^pilferers in a single day ; but what" proportion those who arc caught hear to those who nuccess . fully get away with their plunder no - 'one can approximately guess. Nor vis there any limit to tho curious forms in which the frailty mani\ . fests 'itself. .A certain well-k...
Royal Walking-sticks. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
Royal Walking-sticks. -The rceout announcement that AMirow Jackson's heavy hickory stick has booh presented to Presi dent Woodrow Wilson reminds oms .that King Georgo inherited the 2,000 walking-sticks which belonged .to his father, King Edward. The collecting of walking-sticks was his lalo Majosty's favourite hobby, his most treasured stick being one Svhii-h was regularly carried by Queen Victoria. This remarkable slick was fashioned 4from a branch of tho Boscobel oak which once concealed Charles II. when escap ing from Cromwell's 'soldiers. Queon Victoria had it altered somowhat, and a little idol from Sorlngapatam was inserted as a knob. King Edward's collection of walk ing-sticks, of course, included nil sorts of designs. It was a fact, howovor, that ho preferred as a rule an ordinary crook shape. In doed, his fondness lor this particular design gave not a little impetus to its popularity. Talking of famous walking-sticks and their owners, Messrs. Henry Howell and Co., who are p...
MYSTERIOUS STOMACH TROUBLES. PRINCIPAL CAUSE REVEALED. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
MTSTKH10U.S SIOMACH TROUBLES. ' PHIKCaPAL CAUSE EEVEALED, A. great deal of ? mystery ib made about stomach troubles, and m»r.y people go in constant, dtoiul - of * life/» lon^ inea-puehy or iho horrors of-(he opcruUug table juat 'bucHiuu* tiwy experience ptiin.it* the ni/ion of the stomach for which they tttttmot account. Instead of looking for tl:e cuuee of the trouble, they seem only too ready to describe Uiem^elveg .aa " .muftyrB to indigestion" or *' chronic dyspeptics M Kxeensive acidity ia nuid to be.t!ipr direct cause of more than SO per-oynt. of n-ll stomach trerfibluriv nod, aocoid ii'i/ to nmny eminent. pbyHicianB. the noc.'iNioi'ul u*e of & reliable antacid, pucb ik' )ialf-ri-leayjw)ont«i of pure 'bimwnfed magnesia in a little water after meals, will do more towards righting Moniaoh derangements than u IJ the prit'itt foodn and medicines ever invented, because thiayutK »ifc the rooti of t.ho trouble-FtopH fermen tation (»f tbo f-'od Contents, u»»d neii iralins the...
"Princess Carambo." [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
"Princess CarambQ.,': Tn . April ; d( the year 1817, Rn agricultural labourer -in Gloucester shiio found a young woman 0f prepossessing appoarance roaming through the flolds alone, frlondlesa and dostltute. Ho handed her ovor to tho nearest county magistrate, a Mr. Samuel Worrall, of Knolo Hnll. To this gentleman and his family sho provod A great mystery, for they could not understand her lan guage. Many learned professors of languages wcro called in, to try to converse with her, but none sue ccoded. Uy dint of signs, however, sho mndo them to undcrstnnd that sho enmo from a great personage,' and that sho had been kidnapped in a dynastic plot, then carried to ! England, and left on the shoro in a destituto condition. England was agog with tho news. The highost in tho land came to Knolo Hall to interview tho "Frln coss Caraboo." Then, to intensify the cxcltomont, a tramping Portu guese sailor called at Knolo ITall, protended to Intorpret her lan guage. Tho girl was, he Enid, un doubt...
I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
? 1-O.rt. On Monday evening lust-lb© annunl tiu»«*Utig oC ihe Umnney Jinuieh of lli&lt;» Independent Order uM£«*chabrofc wnf .held mi the Uomsey balL Tbon»b the fnif>ht was bitterly, ouJd. a. very | uood nudtence ncscnibled ^ -The Rev j Urn. Stone v/as tn the-chair. Tsie \ following programme was pone j thtongh and fully upprceuiU»d by h(! ' in ibo building 5-Ovoi luny.- Miss j Seymour and. Mips Matthews;;. Ronjf, 1 44 1 he Cricketers/1 bnys of the junior tent:, sonf:, ,4' Jessie's D'enm/- Miss tflor.rie Gordon; addrcs.v . " T|ie ! Making of a NuMon,'! Bro. Membi.ev. MiL. A; i(P;D.O. It.) *, Honfi;:?P&lt;ippies/' I girls -of'junior lent j -song, There's a; Linnd," Mies Florrio.Gordon*; ohair-. nifn»JH address ; pianoforto 'duet, Mrs and Mips Green.; song, ' Gam' ye by Atliol," Mj-8 Flome &lt;5oido» ; clia racier son^, "Caller Hernn;" Miss Slui.w. Tho vumurs and mem beta, then ndijnurncd to the supper, room, and enjoyed the jjood tbings-provided.1 iBro.Matt...
Phantom Monoplane. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
Phantom Monoplane. Tho first air-ghost has just bocn encountered on Salisbury Plain l»y 0110 of tho most skilful of our Army aviators, who wont up on a mono plane on a cloudy day accompanied by his mcclmnic. Tho aeroplane en tered tho clouds, and tho pilot was continuing his flight in them, when suddenly ho discovered another mo noplaue, no moro than fifty yards away, coming straight towards him out of tho mist. lie dived almost, vertically, and after a headlong de scent levelled out once more, but his relief was .only momentary. Tho other pilot must havo performed exactly tho samo manoouvre, for no sooner was ho speeding alom; again on a lovol keel than ho saw the monoplane onco again looming out of tho mist, heading straight towards him. Terror-struck, tho pilot dived again, emerged below tho clouds, and forthwith landed. Not until then did tho explanation strike him. Ho had fallen a vicfeim to an hallucination of tho clouds fa milar to every Alpinist, and seen his living shadow p...
Obituary. MRS J. OUTEN. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
Obituary. MKS J. OUTKN. A pioneer teaidunt of Lancefiold paased away on Sunday, 5th inst, in Mrs James Outen. Tho d« censed lady WHS born in Sussex (ISnghmd) in 1851, and enmo to Australia with her parents as nn infant. Tlio family settled in Kilmore, currying on farm ing, nnd Mrs Outcn camo to Lanec field at- tlio ago of sixteen yeain. Here sho bad resided ovor sinoe. Hct husband died 41 years ago. She leaves a family of two sons and one daughter-Mr ll^nry Outcn, of Innoefield; Mr Jamos Outen, of Uiiberboo; and Mrs I'eter Allan, of North Melbourne. The family desire to extend (heir warmest, thanka to Mrs W. Mcintosh ne a kindly neigh bor, And Io Or Finniss and tho Rov. R. St ana for their kind attention during the decoRsed's illness, and to Mr Geo. 1. Tune for tho manner in which ho carried out tho funeral arrangement*, Tho deceased wne hnricd in the Lancetiold oometety on Tuesday, 7th inst.., Mr Stone per foimiug the lost rites of tho Metho dist Chinch. On Sunday evening, in tho M...
APRICOT JAM. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
ArRICOT JAM. This is delicious whoa imulo from the well-known dried apricots. lluy thrco pounds' of apricots. Wash than well, cut up oach npricot in to four, and put to steep till night in three pints of water. Measure out ten breokfastcupfula of water, and into them squeezo the juice of threo lemons, and add n pound of cook ing apples cut up small. Simmer this for ten minutes, and then measure tho pulp, and for oach breakfastcupful allow three-quartcrB of a pound of preserving sugar. Put thlB into tho pau, and add an extra four pounds of sugar. Cook again for a few minutes, then stir in tho apricots and the water they have been soaking in, and cook until tho jnm gels' thick. Rhu barb can bo used when in senson instead of apples.
GROUP AND WHOOPING COUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
CROUP AKD WHOOPING COUGIT. "I .used Clmmherlnin's Cough UpuiQily when my children, Andrew olid Bunlali, were .allnckud .with croup and whooping cough," writes Mrs. G. Collis, Hnttou Street, EjoutU Broken Hill, N.S.W. "1 have never found n lie-tter medicine tor theso eomplaut*. ,md give It to my children .with the yrealest conlldeuce I havu no hesitation in recommending it to everyone." -AH t'bemists and store keepers. MrF. Cain, formerly of Lance field, is resigning bis membership of the i-sscndon Football Club, villi whom he has been playing this season, under medical advice. Mr Cain played seven years lor Carllon and three years for Es sendon,- and was a member of premier teams seven seasons. MN.SKKD OOMI'OI.'NP, Till! So-!,|or' iiuimdy (or C"u.'li» >n&lt; O ld», Of 40 y ytar's [i o ui effi acy.
FIIUIT SALAD JAM. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
FIIUIT SALAD .JAM. Buy two pounds of dried fruit salad, and cub tho fruit* up after well washing it. Then put it to souk covered with water. iTho next day put tho fruit into the preserv ing pan, and cover with water to which you have added some es* senco of vanilla. Simmer gently for fifteen minutes, then measure out the fruit pulp, .and to onch break fastcupful ullow a pound of preserv ing sugar. Simmer gently until it thickens. A machine that makc&lt;» boat at ono end and cold at tho other, so that it can be ueori for heating u houBO and mpking ice at the anme time, is coming into practical use abroad. All it needs to do its work is power of some kind. It wlU take oloctricity, for instance, for its pow.or, and turn tho electricity in to heat and cold.
Electric Light. COUNCILS CONFER. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
Electric Light. COUNCILS UONFKl A. conference on the subject of electric r.^htinLI was held between thu Lnnccfield and Hoinsey councils last liYiday afternoon ; the local council being represented l.y Cie Har i'} (president), Meiahiniicy, Gra'mm, Blackolt, Johnston and Hemphill, nnd the Rom soy council by Us Iv.bli Wilson nod Stewart. The President of the Lnnecfii-ld council presided. _ Mr V, J. CroA-ley, tlio councils consulting engineer, was in attend ance The expert said ho was lUtnet surprised to learn t.licy had seen red 50 prospective consumers; he had bused his figures "P°n 25 consur.ieis. The cost of a combined scheme wou d be £4 339. The running cost woutO be. .£412-per annum for each council. This included working expenses, in terest on cost, depreciation, and sink i"R fund.-The saiinff(tOn a com bined scheme wadM be -'G- Pel n" nnm The power IuiOfi', cnnplete rid sr 4^. a. and the distributing lines £4d- tor each town. 'le calculated on (be list els, banks, post office, a...
Sporting. RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Lancefield Mercury and West Bourke Agricultural Record — 17 July 1914
Sporting. R1FI.K SHOOTING. Thfl prn^rtimtmi of dm 25th tinttunl priz»» mooting of die National .Kitlo Association of Now Son tit Wales bus reached up, and copies may bo oh taincd at The. Lancefichl Mercury office. Tho iri'M-li."»u is from Wednesday, October 1-}., to Saturday, October-24, and £6 500 is to bo given in prizi\«, Kntrie.s olnso on various datea given \v dm pviz«-list. At the Rochford rifle range the,club has ercctcd a shelter shed and store room, which should prove very useful.